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Tameeka

Tameeka

Joined June 2017

Lapsed 📚 club member. Yoga enthusiast 🤸🏾‍♀️Goodreads 👉🏾 goo.gl/ZCCUs7
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Gingerbread: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi
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A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Reading on rainy Sundays are my thing.
#blacklitsy

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Golden Child | Claire Adam
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I can see why the reviews on this are so mixed. All I can say is you will have STRONG feelings should you choose to read it.

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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“I search for you in lost fields.
Hear me, my dear. Your loved ones wait here.”

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”who pushed you into the world so bent? who sent you here so broken?”

#blacklitsy #21ninety #poetry

SW-T 🧡💛💚💜 2mo
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This is making my, usually annoying, work commute fly by. I‘m going to need to finish this tonight because my nerves can‘t take it.

#blacklitsy

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Act Like It | Lucy Parker
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🍭 Brain Candy 🍭 craving fulfilled.

Even if I didn‘t get why this simile was necessary 🤷🏾‍♀️
“He greeted her companion with a nod and a handshake - the posh gent‘s version of rappers raising their chins and bumping fists...”

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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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“What I remember most about the whole ordeal...is how nothing about who I was in any other context mattered to the assumptions of my incompetence...All of my status characteristics screamed ‘competent‘, but nothing could shut down what my blackness screams when I walk into the room.”
#blacklitsy

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Book and a candle.

@WilliamMorrowBooks

WilliamMorrowBooks Just missing the Bell. 4mo
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A Useful Woman | Darcie Wilde
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Spent today trying a new pattern and my first audiobook in a long time.

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I groaned out loud when I read Fatimah‘s “Microaggression Bingo”. I feel your pain girl.

#litsyatoz

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“I feel like a thing. A thing to be explained and understood, tolerated and accepted. A thing that spends too much time educating people so it doesn‘t have to educate itself on what it has become. I feel like a thing that just can‘t be.”

#litsyatoz

AmyG This is heartbreaking. (edited) 8mo
Tameeka @AmyG it is. Such a harsh reality. 8mo
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How I‘m surviving (what I hope is🤞🏾) the final heatwave of 2018.

JoScho Same! 9mo
SW-T Love it! 9mo
Tameeka @JoScho Stay cool! 9mo
Tameeka @SW-T Heatwaves in NYC are no joke😆 9mo
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“any memory that tells me I am ugly
is a liar I know how to kill.
any memory that tells me I am damaged
is a liar I know how to kill.
any memory that tells me I died in childhood
is a liar I know how to kill.”

#blacklitsy #poetry

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Antigone | Sophocles, Ian C. Johnston
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I so loved this modern interpretation of Antigone that Classical Theatre of Harlem is offering for free!

#BLM #blacklitsy #blacklivesmatter #harlem

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This is filming in my hood so I stopped by the library to pick up a copy. 🎥🍿😎

#ya

AileenRR I LOVED this one! So excited for the movie 😊 10mo
Tameeka @AileenRR yay! 10mo
Nute Excited about the many film adaptions of some very good young adult books. 10mo
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After a week of 💯 degree weather + humidity💦, today feels like a good day to finally start my, no longer, advanced reader‘s edition of “Between You & Me”.

@WilliamMorrowBooks #litsyatoz

WilliamMorrowBooks Perfect! Enjoy @SusanWiggs new novel! 11mo
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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I feel like we should all be asking ourselves, is there a place for us?

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“Two sisters and their half brother orphaned in 1900s Virgin Islands. Each unusually beautiful and in possession of a particular magic that will either destroy or save them.” @RiverheadBooks brought their pop up reading room to Langston Hughes‘ home in Harlem ☺️
#blacklitsy

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Bad Monkey | Carl Hiaasen
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It was only after picking this book that I learned Bad Monkey should not be my introduction to Hiaassen. Is the plot why? Learning who the killers are and why they did it but then spending 75% of the book following Health Inspector Yancy as he tries to build a case? That's right, health inspector. How does a Health Inspector get away with investigating a murder? I guess I'll never know because this book went back to the library.

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Power reading "Red Clocks" to get it back to the library by tomorrow ?

#litsyatoz

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The Summer Wives: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Save space in your ☀️summer beach bags 🌊 for the latest Beatriz Williams! It's a classic tale of unrequited love💔, the struggle between rich vs. poor💸, and murder 💀 during the summer of 1951. Interesting read. I'm curious to see how it all ends.

#BeatrizBinge #litsyatoz @WilliamMorrowBooks

WilliamMorrowBooks Love it! 12mo
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I wanted a quick read hoping that this would get me through this reading slump. Nope. Now I know why it takes 12 people to help Inspector Witherspoon solve a crime. Clues were FALLING into their laps and everyone‘s reaction, “Oh, I wonder what to do with this bit of information. It can‘t be important. I‘ll just forget about it.” What!? Not difficult to figure out who the killer is either.

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Good morning Litsy! This email came through this morning and wanted to share because #FREE for #IndependentBookstoreDay!!! 😮🎧📖 I‘m still trying to figure out which one to download🤔

http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm75236

#audiobook

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I hope you're reading something wonderful for #WorldBookDay!!!

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I ADORED "Children of Blood and Bone"! The internal conflicts that the characters struggled through as they tried to find their place in the world of magi. At over 500 pages, I will say that I struggled to say motivated to complete this book. Obstacle after obstacle was thrown at Zelie and her friends. It makes me wonder if anything else could happen in future books of this trilogy ?

#blacklitsy #litsyatoz

Chelleo Nice review. Still haven‘t gotten to this yet. 13mo
cocomass I‘m reading this now! 13mo
Tameeka @cocomass Can‘t wait to hear what you think about it! 13mo
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Maybe this cloudy, chilly day will motivate me to read. Or the fact that this is due at the library in a few days may be motivation enough 😬 #readingslumps are the worst.

#blacklitsy

Chelleo Waiting for my audiobook hold to come in so I can read along with my hard copy. 13mo
Tameeka @Chelleo Oooo that sounds like a great idea 💡 It was hard for me to finish at 500 pages but I did! An audiobook may have kept me motivated. Can't wait to hear what you think about it! 13mo
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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Who IS Vera Kelly? And how did she become a spy in Buenos Aires? You have me asking ALL the questions @Tin_House 🤔

#litsyapocalypse #litsyatoz

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I can't even be mad about this 🌨

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My NYPL "Children of Blood and Bone" hold finally came in? Arrived at my mom's to find 2 ARCs waiting for me (totally forgot about them). I think my reading slump is over whether or not I am ready for it to be ?

hermyknee I‘ve heard such good things about Children of Blood and Bone! Enjoy! I can‘t wait to see what you think 😊 14mo
Tameeka @hermyknee me too! I'm excited to read it. And I just heard the film rights were bought 🎬🌟 14mo
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#Repost PBS

I've done this one too many times 😝Looking forward to #GreatReadPBS in May.

Jess7 Hahaha 1y
Chelleo 😂🤣😂 14mo
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??Same. Not sure if I'm in a reading slump or if I still need to decompress after finishing "An American Marriage". ??‍♀️

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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50 pages in and sooooo invested. I am livid and on the verge of tears.

#litsyatoz

Chelleo Yep...pretty much the entire book. 14mo
Tameeka @Chelleo Big Roy has my ❤️ 14mo
Chelleo @Tameeka yes! I liked all the dads in their own way. 14mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Still in my pjs trying to finish this in one sitting because it's due today😝 I would pace my self and just be okay with late fees but what you don't see is the tower of books threatening to spill over and ruin this shot 📸

#litsyatoz

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1. Toni Morrison
2. Hmmm...good question. Not sure if I would want to go back in time 🤔 Maybe the 90s b/c it was all a blur to me 😝
3. Viola Davis 🙌🏾🌟💖
4. @Ashley85 @caro.en

#tuesdaytidbits on a Wednesday❄️💨
@JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
Ashley85 I loved the ‘90s!! 1y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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?¡Feliz Cumpleaños Gabriel García Márquez!?

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Swim: An eShort Story | Jennifer Weiner
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Needed a quick book for my commute today.

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The Wind Singer | William Nicholson
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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"I don't know you...

but if the blood
inside you is on the inside
of someone else,

you never want to
see it on the outside of
them."

You will blow through this book in one sitting. Or you can be like me and TRY not to read it in one sitting because you are feeling ALL THE FEELINGS on your subway commute.

#litsyatoz

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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New York City has turned into Seattle with all this rain ☔️ With everything done, that I want to get done, I'm now settling in with The Belles.

Chelleo How did you like this? It‘s on my TBR list. 14mo
Tameeka @Chelleo ?sigh I didn't. I couldn't finish it. I got halfway through and had zero desire to keep reading. And that's when it seemed to be getting interesting but they lost me. Too many analogies. I was not into the world building. It was like The Capitol residents migrated to Orléans. I hate to speak poorly of it. May pick it up again to finish it but ??‍♀️ 14mo
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Currently intrigued by the idea of healing the WHOLE body instead of the part that ails us.

BellaBookNook This sounds so good. I just might have to add it to my never ending TBR. 1y
Tameeka @BellaBookNook Will we ever get through our TBR pile??? #readerlife 🙈😉 1y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Cleaning out an old trunk and found this very loved copy of "Anne of Green Gables". Looks like it used to belong to my school library ?

Chelleo Nice find!! 1y
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“We have debts that must be paid. If we have not paid out these debts, then we must take them into another life…in order that they may be worked through.” I just saved you an hour of reading “Many Lives, Many Masters”. This maaaayyy have been groundbreaking in the 1980s but man was this boring and redundant. If it weren‘t for Catherine‘s many past life visits this book would probably be 10 pages long.

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The Dewey Decimal System | Nathan Larson
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💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

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Death Below Stairs | Jennifer Ashley
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🌧Rainy Sunday plans. It's been grey and gloomy all day...and I ❤️ it 😊

#litsyatoz #litsyreadingchallenge2018

Chelleo Pretty!! 14mo
Tameeka @Chelleo thanks! 14mo
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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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I am halfway through this book and having a difficult time connecting to this story. I just may bail on this one. My #TBR pile is too large to stick with this.

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I was looking forward to some light reading but this just came in from the library. Going to get some tissues 😔

#litsyatoz

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Tolstoy, I cannot get over how invested I was. I may not have agreed with every moment of the book but I loved every minute of it.

Thank you @Theresa for organizing the #annakareninareadalong!

#litsyatoz #LitsyReadingChallenge2018

Theresa You're welcome!! 😊 1y
Theresa BTW, that cover is stunning!! 1y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Just had to take a moment because Vassenka is making me reeeeaaalllyyy nervous 😬🦆 #annakareninareadalong

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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The best part of this week's #AnnaKareninaReadAlong 😂

DrexEdit Love it! 😊 1y
whatsthEStorey Oh Levin. 🙄😂 1y
Tameeka @whatsthEStorey I think he's my favorite 😂 1y
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Murder, She Wrote: Design for Murder | Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Renée Paley-Bain
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It's 8 degrees out there. I'll be buried under these covers hanging out with J.B. Fletcher. #murdershewrote